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The Hortonworks Blog

Apache Hadoop has always been associated with storing & processing vasts amount of data. But did you know it’s also an awesome engine to power interactive data exploration and visualization? With the development of Apache Hive LLAP (a recent innovation included in the Hortonworks Data Platform), you can use Hadoop with Business Intelligence tools (like […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS. Hortonworks Data Cloud (“HDCloud”) provides a quick and easy on-ramp for users looking to combine the agility of Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) with the data processing power of the Hortonworks Data Platform. This new HDCloud release (version 1.14.1) further reduces the […]

One of the best parts about my job is learning how Big Data drives the world around us. I’m continually awed by the plethora of transformative customer stories and Big Data use cases across every industry. Take for instance Soleo Communications. Soleo bridges the space between the world of telephony and the world of Modern […]

We at Hortonworks have spent countless hours working with customers as they use Apache Hadoop, Spark and Hive in the cloud, to help them better leverage the cloud platforms they use for these data processing workloads. In the interest of community and sharing, wanted to share some of the “top reasons” we’ve heard. Enjoy! Cloud […]

Streaming on Apache Spark and Interactive SQL on Apache Hive now runs even faster In 2016, Hortonworks announced Microsoft Azure HDInsight as its Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution to give customers Apache™ Hadoop® in cloud environments. Microsoft and Hortonworks have been pioneering cloud solutions for the past four years together through a strategic partnership […]

With the introduction of the Hortonworks Data Cloud (HDCloud), deploying clusters and starting to process data has become an order of magnitude faster. When Apache Hadoop evolved from being an on premise solution to a cloud based solution, the time it took to make a cluster went from weeks to days. The same magnitude of […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS. This release (version 1.11 for those that are keeping score) continues to drive towards the goal of making data processing easy and cost effective in the cloud. For those that aren’t familiar with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS (or “HDCloud” for […]

Today, Hortonworks announced the Hortonworks EDW Optimization Solution to help extend and accelerate return on investment for business intelligence e.g. the data warehouse. The solution brings together technologies from Hortonworks and partners Syncsort and AtScale. But before I dig into the details of this solution it is worth understanding the vision Hortonworks is revealing here. […]

Apache Spark 2.1 was released recently in the community. The main focus of this release was improvements in Structured Streaming and Machine Learning. Structured Streaming: Kafka .10 support, Metrics & Stability improvements Machine Learning: SparkR Improvements including new ML algorithms for LDA, Random forests, GMM, etc. Wanna try Spark 2.1 now? Well, you are in […]

As the hectic holiday season nears, we’re all looking for way to have a little more time for friends and family, to enjoy the season and perhaps slow down a little. But as many of us know, business doesn’t always wait. And for some, it’s one of the busiest times of year. Wouldn’t it be […]

We recently concluded our highly attended How to Get Started with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS Webinars. Thank you Jeff Sposetti and Sean Roberts for hosting the sessions. The webinars provided a very informative overview about the offering and included a detailed demonstration to show how the product works. Some great questions came across during […]

It is that time of year again, right before Christmas in Las Vegas, where nearly 30,000 technologists gather to see the latest in innovation around the Cloud. Hortonworks is honored to participate as an exhibitor for the first time. If you are in Vegas this week for the AWS re:Invent, please stop by our booth #2732 […]

Earlier this year, we started making Technical Previews of Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS available. The feedback and response has been incredible, and over the past few months, we performed many Technical Preview refreshes. Now we are ready to make it official and release the product into AWS Marketplace. Therefore, we are excited to announce […]

It’s no secret that there is a data explosion. A recent IDC analyst report from April 2014 indicated the volume of data, known as the digital universe, is doubling in size every two years. And by 2020, there will be as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. There are many reasons […]

Guest author: Jeff Kelly, Data Strategist, Pivotal The phrase “digital transformation” gets bandied about a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? When you strip away the hyperbole, I believe digital transformation is the process by which enterprises evolve from using traditional information technology to merely support existing business models to adopting modern […]